Saturday, August 31, 2013

Teacher's {PET}!

Hi Friends!  Happy Labor day weekend {for those in the US}.  If you've followed along my last handful of posts, you'll know that I'm sharing this month's Craft Project Central projects.  Since today is the last day of the month, this also happens to be the last project as well as the Bonus project!

Back to school is great and all, but imagine being teacher's pet! :)  heehee.  Now, I will say that this project will probably get you well on your way there, if you {or, ahem, your child} isn't already.  This super cute Craft Central Project was created by Heidi King:
Want to make a great impression?  Here is the perfect gift for the teacher you love!  This ensemble has a can perfect for you to fill with cookies or candy.  A cute box to load up with goodies and a card to top it off!

I mean, how cool is the pencil, school bus AND the cute little chalkboard card with an APPLE on it?  Too stinkin' cute, if you ask me! :)  If you'd like the deets to create this fabulous project, feel free to hop on over to Craft Project Central!

Hope you guys have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  Chat with you soon!


Back to school chic!

It's back to school time and for my neighborhood, that literally started this past Tuesday.  Are you all set?  Well, if you need more organization ideas, don't you fret!  Here's an awesome project at Craft Project Central designed by Jen Arkfeld:
It’s Back-to-School season and it’s time to show those teachers that we really appreciate them.  This decorated clipboard includes a corkboard to pin up important notes, along with an attached clothespin to clip up additional messages.  It’s an all in one message center! Also included are some note cards for the teacher to send home some cute messages on!

If you don't have a teacher to give to, how about a co-worker...or even better - YOURSELF? ;)  Get the details over at Craft Project Central!


Mosaic Madness!

I'm back with the next project from Craft Project Central!  This fancy little project was created by Michelle Surette:
Don’t you just love the new Wood Mount Cases?? They have so many uses! Here is a great desk set to give to anyone on your holiday or birthday gift list.  All the elements fit nicely in the case and go with a matching gift card.  Makes for a fun class or club project as well!

It's a great time to get hoppin' on those holiday gifts!  I can't believe it's already the end of August, so the holidays will be here before you know it!  Now's your chance to get a head start, so if you'd like to create this project, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!


Pretty little bow and cards to boot!

Hello there friends!  If you've checked out my recent posts, you'll notice that I've got a common theme going - Craft Project Central!  Well, if you're wondering what that might be, it's a great site where you can get a 10 fantastic and fun Stampin'Up! crafting ideas when you subscribe for the month.  I am honored and thrilled to be a guest designer this month and the project I came up with is this Gingham Purse and Card Set:
This pretty little purse and monogram card set makes the perfect personalized gift for someone special.  The new school year is starting and teachers love having cards on hand.  How about that special co-worker or neighbor!  Make several to have on hand and customize the monogram when ready to give!  Makes a fun class or club project as well!

I was very excited to showcase the Bow Bigz die - so fun to use and a great die to have on hand for numerous occasions!  And, I have been intrigued with Monograms lately, so I decided to create a monogram set.  This particular one was inspired by my cousin's visit from New Zealand.  This is her first time to the United States, so I wanted to give her something hand crafted from me :)  If you'd like all the details of this project, I definitely encourage you to subscribe to the August projects over at Craft Project Central!  Enjoy!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Need some organization?

On my goodness! When I saw this project by Amanda Corbet, I couldn't help but think about how I would incorporate it at the office AND home!
Do you know someone who could use some more organization in their craft space? Or could you use some pretty organization yourself? This set will make your space a little more cheerful while helping you stay organized! You can corral all those wonderful ideas and inspirations on the pretty framed pin board complete with rose push pins. You can keep your notes from running away with the pretty clipboard. All your lovely completed cards will be nicely sorted in the hanging card pockets sorted by category making them easy to find.

Can't wait to make this?  You can check out the details over at Craft Project Central where you can subscribe to all the August projects and get your crafting itch satisfied :)


Welcome Home Topiary Gift!

Hello friends.  I'm back with another project from Craft Project Central!  This sweet project was created by Christy Faulk:
Welcome your houseguests with this vintage-style topiary welcome banner.  This would look great in any home’s entryway.  Make one as a gift and another one for yourself.  Colors can be customized to match your entryway’s color scheme.  This would also make a great home d├ęcor class.

Isn't this such an adorable idea?  I love the topiaries and the cute little banner!  This project would also be great for birthdays, events or seasonal decor in your home or office.  Hmm...are those creative juices flowing?  Well, if you can't wait to make this project, be sure to head over to Craft Project Central for all the details!


Fluttery cards and gift box


Hello there!  Are you ready for another project from Craft Project Central?  This fun project is from the amazing Monika Davis:
Make this beautiful greeting card set with a matching box to hold them. It is the perfect present for anyone. It’s easy to make and can be mass produced without any difficulties. The box can be re-used and filled with note cards or other stationery. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

This is a great go-to present to have at the ready.  You never know when you'll need a quick gift...and better yet - a hand crafted one!  If you'd like to get all the details for this project, please visit Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!



Just the perfect blend!


Are you a coffee person?  I know I am, so when I saw this Craft Project Central project from Laurie Z, I definitely perked up!
Here’s the perfect project to make for your coffee-lover friends who love coffee and chocolate!  It would also be a fun class to offer your customers!

First of all, I love that the colors are Holiday looking - how cute is that for little gifts for the holidays?!  But, not only that,  I know a handful of friends that would appreciate this crafting nod to one of their daily habits. :)  I just got this stamp set and am excited to make these projects!  Hope on over to Craft Project Central for all the project deets.


Flowers, anyone?

Hi dear friends!  I'm back with the 3rd project of the month from Craft Project Central!  This pretty project was created by Sharon B:

Everyone loves having a supply of gifts ready to give to co-workers, friends or as a hostess gift.  This Flower Shop box and cards are a perfect addition to any gift stash and it would make a fun class too!  Project includes instructions for a pretty Vellum card box, two different card designs and a gift tag.

I personally love this stamp set and punch!  So pretty!  If you'd like the details of this project, be sure to check out Craft Project Central!




Marriage advice and some quips!

I've got a fun share with Craft Project Central's 2nd project from Regina A.
Every new bride could use some marital advice and some light-hearted quips about marriage.  This ensemble includes a shabby mini album made up of staggered pages, room for a few photos, and a couple of pockets to tuck notes . . . or more small photos.  When your mini album is complete, the coordinating gift box and greeting card will make for a perfect presentation of the gift, which is sure to become a keepsake.

How cute is this project?  I love me the card box and this color palette is one of my faves!  To get all the deets on this project, you can subscribe to the August projects at Craft Project Central!



Oh hello there!

Hi blog friends! How are you all?  I know it's been a long hiatus for me, but the summer definitely picked up its pace since I got back from convention.  Between family life and work, what's a girl to do when she runs out of time?  Here it is almost at the end of August and I'm gonna have to end this month with quite a splash. Why, you say?  Well, for one, I'm a guest designer at Craft Project Central for the month of August and I have so many projects to share with you that are long overdue.  I'm just trying to catch my breath and play blog catch up!  So, fasten your seatbelts - you're all in for a fast ride with lots of awesome projects!

Let's start with the first one, shall we?  This first project is from Julie B:

Do you have a high school graduate going off to college this Fall? How about just a distant friend or relative that you’d like to hear from more often? This little set will fit the bill! Create the cover and the detailed inside, complete with divided inserts to fit all the contents. Add the handmade cards and envelopes, with the two-sided Stampin’ Write Marker – one side for writing, and the other side for stamping the personalized return address stamp for the envelope. This sweet set will be sure to delight the recipient – and motivate them to Write Home!!
Hop on over to Craft Project Central and be sure to check out Julie B's blog!